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Here’s a DIY project to keep you warm during these cold Melbourne winter days! A DIY Wood Fire Pit utilising Expanded Metals!

Gizmodo user Andrew Tarantola created an amazing backyard fire pit for his family to beat the “wettest, blizardiest winters in recent memory”

Lets take a look at the materials he used:

  • shovel
  • hand tamp
  • rake or hoe
  • level
  • carpenter’s square
  • tape measure
  • (4) 2″ x 4″ stakes
  • 48 cinder blocks (standard 8x8x16 size)
  • 2 sheets of 4′ x 4′ 16 gauge steel
  • 1 sheet of 2′ x 4′ 16 gauge steel
  • 1 sheet of 48″ x 80″ expanded metal
  • masonry or washed “play” sand


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Image Source : Gizmodo

“This project is labor intensive but straightforward and can be done in as little as a day.” – Andrew Tarantola

Andrew provides detailed instructions on his post on how he used expanded metal and other materials to build this amazing outdoor fire pit.

We have to say it looks amazing and will most definitley keep his family warm during the cold weather! Well done Andrew!

Have you got a DIY itch you need to scratch? Why not try build this awesome fire pit using expanded metal for you and your family!

Take a look at our online shop for materials you could use. Be sure to contact us for any information you might need for your project!